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comment Factors affecting pain of static electricity shock
Actually we were in the same house so were exposed to the same carpets etc.
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revised Are there any scales other than temperature that have different zero points?
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answered Are there any scales other than temperature that have different zero points?
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accepted Why “colours” of light are given in wavelength not frequency?
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comment Why “colours” of light are given in wavelength not frequency?
You're quite right: We use Hz for radio waves, m for infrared/visible/ultraviolet light and eV for X-rays! Maybe it's simply that these fields started out separately before it was realised that they're just different parts of the same spectrum cf. work and heat energy.
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comment Any liquid metallic alloys which are safe to handle with bare hands?
I suppose, while not a true alloy, ferrofluid (ask.metafilter.com/145880/Ferro-fluid-experiment-safe) is relatively harmless and has several metallic properties...
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